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Rose & Sugar Bowls Will Host 1st College Football Playoff Games

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The best news in college football for the coming season will be that it’s the final year of the Bowl Championship Series. That means starting January 1, 2015, a four team playoff will commence and it will start in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.

Both of those classic games will host the first two playoff games which will matchup the number one team against the number four team and the number two team against the number three team. The Rose Bowl will host one game and the Sugar will host the other.

For example, if the playoffs had been utilized this year, Notre Dame would have played Oregon and Alabama would have played Florida. Then the winners of both games would play in the national championship game.

The Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl will always be played on Jan. 1, or Jan. 2 in years in which New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.

In the second year of the playoff, the Orange Bowl will host a semifinal, along with one of three other sites that still have yet to be selected.

The site of the first championship is also still to come, though Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, seems to be the front-runner.

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